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B/R Consensus Pick: Patriots (10-2)
Schottey: Patriots, 27-13
A pissed-off Patriots team needs to find their groove, and they'll do so against a Dashon Goldson-less Bucs secondary.
Bowen: Patriots, 23-20
The Patriots rookie wideouts can't continue to drop passes, right? Look for Julian Edelman to once again be the top target for Tom Brady.
Schalter: Buccaneers, 17-14
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano is cast from a Belichickian mold; it's no wonder New England signs so many former Rutgers players. Look for Schiano to prepare for this game like his job depends on it.
Freeman: Patriots, 30-14
Brady straightens out his offensive issues against a terrible Bucs team.
Miller: Patriots, 27-17
The Patriots aren't winning pretty, but they are winning. Meeting the undisciplined Buccaneers is a cure for their early-season woes.
Frenz: Patriots, 30-12
The Buccaneers are coming unraveled, with reports of dissension in the locker room and among the two most important players on their roster: Josh Freeman and Darrelle Revis. An undisciplined Buccaneers team gets taken to the woodshed.
Hangst: Patriots, 23-16
There are issues on offense with both of these teams, but ultimately, the Pats have a better situation at quarterback and with coaching. Josh Freeman clearly has the better group of receivers, but he's simply not Tom Brady.
Hansen: Buccaneers, 21-20
Tom Brady really needs a couple of reliable targets or the Patriots are going to struggle this season. Rob Gronkowski might return to limited duty in Week 3, but that might be the only help Brady gets. Tampa Bay’s defense has been playing well enough to keep this game close, and Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams have to get going eventually.
Bardeen: Patriots, 27-23
The Buccaneers have been penalized 10 times or more for more than 100 yards in both their games, and Josh Freeman has a sub-50 percent completion percentage. There is no way Tampa Bay beats the Patriots.
Gagnon: Patriots, 31-13
Eventually, New England has to lose its temper and explode. That could happen at home this week, especially with all of the time they've had to prepare for a Bucs team that has been dealing with some tumult.
Langland: Patriots, 23-17
After their home game against the Buccaneers, the Patriots will officially be the worst 3-0 team in the NFL.
Kruse: Patriots, 30-20
A trip to Foxborough certainly won't help solve the dysfunction happening in Tampa Bay. And does anyone really expect the young Patriots receivers to play as poorly as they did last Thursday night?